Eaton & Cringleford

Ofsted joy for Eaton Primary School

Just Regional
Feb 16, 2024 2 mins read

Eaton Primary School has earned a Good Ofsted rating and been recognised as a thriving environment where “happiness permeates the school”.

WELL DONE: Eaton Primary School pupils celebrate the Good Ofsted rating with headteacher Kate Estlea.

The verdict delighted headteacher Kate Estlea, who said: “We are extremely proud of this positive outcome which is a testament to the care and commitment of our staff, the support of our parents and carers, and of course, a celebration of our wonderful children.
“Thank you to every member of the school and our Trust who are working tirelessly to ensure Eaton remains a great place for children to learn. “Also, thank you to parents and carers for their welcome support.”
Ofsted visited the school, which is part of the Evolution Academy Trust, in December and inspectors observed that: “Pupils are proud of their school. They enjoy being part of a warm, welcoming community.
“Pupils thrive in an environment where happiness permeates the school… (they) enjoy learning and want to share their achievements. They engage in activities with enthusiasm.”
The report also recognised that staff at the school are skilled, have high expectations and secure subject knowledge: “Subject specialists have identified the important knowledge that pupils need to know. They have then determined the best order to teach this information to ensure pupils learn well. This means teachers know exactly what to teach and when… Teachers have a secure subject knowledge of the subjects they teach. They use their expertise to break down complex ideas into small, easy-to-understand content.”
Employee wellbeing is a priority for both the school and Evolution Academy Trust, and staff value this, inspectors noted.
“The school and the Trust place great importance on maintaining a healthy and happy staff. They appreciate the efforts staff make to improve the school. Staff feel valued and are proud to work at the school.”

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